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Magnus Nambord, Emil Hansson: NFC collision avoidance with controllable NFC transmission delay timing. Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, Myers Bigel P A, August 1, 2017: US09723635 (60 worldwide citation)

A first near field communication (NFC) circuit includes an antenna, a charging circuit, a transceiver circuit, and a transmission delay circuit. The antenna is configured to inductively couple to signals emitted by a second NFC circuit. The charging circuit is configured to output power provided by ...


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Balachander Krishnamurthy, Adam Christopher Bender, Craig Ellis Wills: Tailored protection of personally identifiable information. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, August 1, 2017: US09721108 (26 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and products protect personally identifiable information. Many websites acquire the personally identifiable information without a user's knowledge or permission. Here, though, the user may control what personally identifiable information is shared with any website. For example, the ...


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Dongqing Yang, Lala Zhu, Fei Wang, Nitin K Ingle: Saving ion-damaged spacers. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 1, 2017: US09721789 (21 worldwide citation)

Methods of selectively removing silicon oxide are described. Exposed portions of silicon oxide and spacer material may both be present on a patterned substrate. The silicon oxide may be a native oxide formed on silicon by exposure to atmosphere. The exposed portion of spacer material may have been e ...


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Aldo Adriazola, Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Paul Shala Henry, Donald J Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M Willis III: Method and apparatus for coupling an antenna to a device. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Guntin & Gust, Ed Guntin, August 1, 2017: US09722318 (21 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an antenna structure that includes a dielectric antenna comprising a dielectric feedline having a feed point, and a collar that facilitates aligning a port of a waveguide system to the feed point of the dielectric feedline for facilitating ...


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Jeff Bradley Beal, Sumedha Arvind Kshirsagar, Nishant Kumar, Ajay Gopalakrishnan, Kevin Robert Charter: Outcome-oriented dialogs on a speech recognition platform. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 1, 2017: US09721570 (21 worldwide citation)

A speech recognition platform configured to receive an audio signal that includes speech from a user and perform automatic speech recognition (ASR) on the audio signal to identify ASR results. The platform may identify: (i) a domain of a voice command within the speech based on the ASR results and b ...


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Massi Joe E Kiani, Marcelo Lamego, Sean Merritt, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo, Johannes Bruinsma, Jeroen Poeze, Ferdyan Lesmana, Greg Olsen: Noise shielding for a noninvaise device. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 1, 2017: US09717425 (21 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive physiological sensor for measuring one or more physiological parameters of a medical patient can include a bump interposed between a light source and a photodetector. The bump can be placed in contact with body tissue of a patient and thereby reduce a thickness of the body tissue. As a ...


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Joseph W Hahn, Gregory S Bruce, Duc Huynh, Wilbur Lew: Magnetometer with light pipe. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Foley & Lardner, August 1, 2017: US09720055 (20 worldwide citation)

A device includes a diamond assembly. The diamond assembly includes a diamond with a plurality of nitrogen vacancy centers and electrical components that emit electromagnetic waves. The device also includes a light source configured to emit light toward the diamond and a photo detector configured to ...


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Stephen M Polansky, Matthew P Bell, Yuzo Watanabe: Signal processing based on audio context. AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, Eversheds Sutherland, August 1, 2017: US09721568 (20 worldwide citation)

Described herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for determining audio context between an audio source and an audio sink and selecting signal profiles based at least in part on that audio context. The signal profiles may include noise cancellation which is configured to facilitate operation with ...


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Marcelo M Lamego, Hung Vo, Cristiano Dalvi, Sean Merritt: Magnetic-flap optical sensor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 1, 2017: US09717458 (20 worldwide citation)

A magnetic-flap optical sensor has an emitter activated so as to transmit light into a fingertip inserted between an emitter pad and a detector pad. The sensor has a detector responsive to the transmitted light after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow within fingertip so as to generate a detector s ...


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David Allan Brammer, David Jackson, Nigel John Flynn, Eric T Hunt, Stephen Benson Sears, Dennis Lee Potter: Aerosol delivery device including a positive displacement aerosol delivery mechanism. RAI Strategic Holdings, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, August 1, 2017: US09717276 (18 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices include mechanisms configured to deliver an aerosol precursor composition from a reservoir to an atomizer including a heating element to produce a vapor. An actuator may displace a rod to dispense the aerosol pr ...